Chinese communications network solution provider Huawei has signed a deal with Grameenphone Ltd., the largest mobile operator in Bangladesh, to help the company expand and strengthen its next generation GSM core and radio network.

Huawei's latest multi-platform All-IP solutions will enable the convergence of different radio access networks, providing a smooth evolution to 3G and future access technologies.

Grameenphone, a joint venture between Norway's Telenor and Bangladesh's Grameen Telecom, is the largest telecom service provider in Bangladesh. By May 2008, the company had had more than 18 million users in addition to an EDGE network that covers the whole country.

Neither side has disclosed financial details involved in the contract.


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